EU and Turkey

Should Turkey be admitted to the European Union? Before debating this question, class members research the background and stated purpose of the EU, read articles of Turkey's bid to become a member of the EU, and the concerns other countries have about Turkey's membership.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members research how immigrants into Turkey impact the current EU/Turkey debate
Classroom Considerations

  • Establish a protocol for a safe, respectful discussion of controversial issues
Pros

  • The four-page packet includes an overview of the lesson, links to required maps, reference materials, and handouts, discussion questions, and activities
Cons

  • Considerable research time would be required for class members to conduct an informed debate